PLEASANTON, Calif. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) and 3Com Corporation today announced a strategic co-branding agreement for 3Com to OEM and jointly market Polycom's wired IP desktop and conference phones. The companies also intend to include future integration in areas such as voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN), mobility and integration of other popular business applications such as CRM and VoIP security.
Today's announcement augments Polycom's distribution channels to include 3Com's network of resellers and distributors, including a worldwide community of service providers who offer both IP trunking and hosted VoIP services. Today's news also adds to 3Com's portfolio Polycom's HD Voice lineup of phones, which enrich the customer communications experience with high definition voice quality that quadruples that of traditional landline phones.
"The combination of 3Com's strong distribution network with Polycom's voice technology expertise makes this the ideal solution for our customers," said Sunil Bhalla, senior vice president and general manager of Voice Communications for Polycom. "Our voice solutions will bring the richness of HD Voice quality to 3Com customers, affording them crystal clear communication that greatly improves productivity. We also share a vision with 3Com of providing open, non-proprietary solutions to our customers. And with the addition of 3Com as a strategic distribution and technology partner, we look forward to deepening our relationship by expanding our efforts into key areas such as wireless and business productivity applications."
Polycom Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM)